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1,246 complaints lodged against Sri Lankan police

[Xinhua, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 12:44 No Comment]

Sri Lanka’s public have lodged 1,246 complaints against the conduct of the police, the Police Commission said Tuesday.

   R. P. Wickramasinghe, a spokesman from the Police Commission, told reporters that the complaints were lodged from January to November this year.

    Wickramasinghe said investigations are being conducted based on14 different categories of complaints.

    He said 401 of the complaints had been lodged against alleged police inaction while 513 complaints had been fully investigated.

    The spokesman said the complaints included six deaths in custody and 69 cases of illegal arrest.

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